According to Crains, New York is digital jobs central. ZocDoc, Thrillist, Foursquare and 10gen are just a few of the hot shots located at 568 Broadway, a tech hub in Soho. Each of these firms is looking to double their headcount in the coming year. Not bad considering the rough shape much of the economy is in.
Don’t Forget the Big Boys
Let’s not forget the huge tech firms that are also on a hiring binge, Google, Facebook, Zynga, Twitter & Skype are all hiring. Bloomberg Businessweek describes it literally as Silicon Valley setting up shop here!
This interactive map of the tech scene in New York is striking.
New York is also experiencing serious population growth. The city expanded by 70,000 people in the last 15 months according to Gothamist.
According to another Crains article, what we’re seeing is the best job gains in 60 years!
Increased Competition for Talent
All this means increased competition for the best talent. These days only the biggest or the coolest firms can snag the smartest people.
All This and Fun Too!
And hey, what other city has spawned the European inspired Lunch Beat?